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Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare

Professor Sudhesh Kumar is the Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare. Professor Kumar is also Dean of Warwick Medical School. Within the IDH, Professor Kumar leads a team that draws on a wide range of backgrounds including biomedical engineering, health informatics, biomedical imaging, healthcare virtual reality and neural engineering. Professor Kumar will lead the team to directly exploit technological advances for the healthcare sector. Working with all providers in the healthcare sector, to incubate and carry out research and development that will enable healthcare practitioners to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.



Professor of e-Health Innovation and Head of Research

Theodoros N. Arvanitis is a Professor of e-Health Innovation and Head of Research at The Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, at University of Warwick. He also holds the post of co-Director of the West Midlands AHSN Digital Theme. He received his RT (BSc) degree (medical radiological technology) in 1990, from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece, and his DPhil (biomedical engineering) in 1997 from the University of Sussex, UK. His postdoctoral work at the University of Sussex included a lab director/research fellow post at the Trafford Centre for Medical Research (1995) and a full-time lectureship in the School of Cognitive and Computer Sciences (1995-1998). In 1998, he joined the School of Electronic, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, as a full-time Lecturer (1998-2003), Senior Lecturer (2003-2007) and subsequently Reader in Biomedical Informatics, Signals and Systems (2007-2013). His research interests span the areas of biomedical engineering, neuroimaging and health informatics. Professor Arvanitis has a substantial academic publication record, while he has received research funding from national (UK), European and international governmental funding agencies, charities and industry. Theo has been involved in UK (BSI) and EU
(CEN) standardisation work, while he has recently contributed work in various working groups of the US National Cancer Institute Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (CaBIG) effort. He is a Charted Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM) and a member of various scientific and professional groups (IET, AMIA, NYAS, RCS, ISMRM). He recently took the role of Joint Editor-in-Chief at the Digital Health open access peer-reviewed journal, published by Sage Publications, UK.


Professor of Neuroimaging Statistics

Professor Thomas Nichols is Head of Neuroimaging Statistics at the Applied Neuroimaging Lab, holding a joint position between WMG & the Department of Statistics. Before joining the University of Warwick he was the Director of Modelling & Genetics at the GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Imaging Centre at Hammersmith Hospital in London, where he worked on statistical methods for fMRI in the context of clinical trials, and integrating genetic data into brain image analyses. Before coming to the UK he was an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, and in 2001 received his Ph.D. in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University where he also trained in cognitive neuroscience. He has been active in the field of functional neuroimaging since 1992, when he joined the University of Pittsburgh's PET Center as a programmer and statistician. Professor Nichols' research focuses on modelling and inference of neuroimaging data, including PET, fMRI & M/EEG.